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02 February 2006, 12:21 AM
Hey Guys, I'm decideing to bandwagon this shit up. images/icons/icon7.gif

Ahh al little about me then, I like this forum, I'm on it like everyday so I might aswell participate :D.

My name is Andrew Melnychuk-Oseen. I'm from Lethbridge Alberta. I am enrolled in the new media fine arts program. I am finishing up my program this april and will be pursueing an internship. (this is where u wish me luck and all that jazz :) ) Hopefully I end up doing fantasy art but whatever. As long as I can draw.

I love all things art, game art especially, same with comics. Comics rule the haus. I enjoy drawing naked people as well. Shreddies in the morning. And a coffee/anything caffine when I draw. It really helps. I guess Drugs help me draw. :) . And hip hop. Hip Hop rules.

I'm also a hardcore 3d artist. Love that stuff but I'm focusing on the traditional stuff first cause theres no point makeing something 3d if its not art. you know?

Well thx for stoping plz feel free to leave any comments and crits.

02 February 2006, 12:22 AM
Paint Sketch

02 February 2006, 12:24 AM
Uh proportion practise

02 February 2006, 12:27 AM
Nother fig drawing prac from

02 February 2006, 12:30 AM
One from real life

02 February 2006, 12:33 AM
Hopefully you can participate in the next OFDW 04, which begins on Monday.

Thanks alot for the welcome,
For sure I'll participate I did the last one, jsut didnt post.


02 February 2006, 12:36 AM
Heres a creature concept jus a monster, this is a wip

02 February 2006, 12:49 AM

Great to see you bandwagoning! :thumbsup:

Some great sketches here, and looking forward to seeing how your thread develops. Hopefully you can participate in the next OFDW 04, which begins on Monday. We'll be doing another Bouguereau Master Copy, and folks will have a choice between 2 different Bouguereau paintings.

Sorry, didn't want to interrupt your flow there. :D I quite like the creature concept, have you seen our Creatures thread? Post a link in a moment...

Creature Designers - 2D / 3D TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL (

Cheers, :)


02 February 2006, 01:08 AM
THese I did a while ago. Last summer I had the opportunity to paint for 23 days straight. 8 hours a day. SO this is how I progressed when I had the opportunity to practise. Now that I am in school I dont have that luxury anymore.
8 hours spent on each peice




At my 19th I seem to pleatau These I posted a while ago.
19th (
21st (
22nd (

So it took me under 200 hours before I could do 22.
Now that I'm in school I cant do that anymore. GAR!

SO I made this post to hopefully inspire some ppl that are struggling to advance their skills. You will advance in time. Just practise practise practise. and keep focused. ANd keep the prac up so u dont lose it like me. :(


02 February 2006, 01:27 AM
Aww, Andrew, I am sorry to hear that you don't have as much time to paint as you'd like...don't we all know that feeling. :D

Even if you can't paint as much, it might be nice if you can put in a bit of time on a weekly basis on the OFDWs. You may not be able to finish each one, but it will at least keep you going...the worst option is that you don't do any at all, and lose the feeling for it ~ but ultimately, I think if you really enjoy something, you will naturally come back to it. :)



02 February 2006, 01:58 AM
Ah no worries of the intereupt this is a public thread. Thanks for the link rebecca, I will definatley hit that up. I have a couple things I could post I think.

Im tottaly gonna do those ODFW's even if i paint just a lil bit it will help me a long. :)


02 February 2006, 02:10 AM
Originally posted by Andrew: Im tottaly gonna do those ODFW's even if i paint just a lil bit it will help me a long. :)
Sounds good, Andrew. :) Looking forward to your participation. :)



02 February 2006, 08:57 AM
Man, the eight-hours series is absolutely freaking breathtakingly amazing!


We need to get you some painting time.... wanna see more!

02 February 2006, 08:45 PM
bout time we see you here. keep it up andrew.

02 February 2006, 03:51 AM
AH thx for the welcome warpyy, glad to be here :)
Some more studys

02 February 2006, 03:52 AM
and another\

02 February 2006, 03:53 AM
a concept for the character week challenge over at

02 February 2006, 10:41 PM
Missed figure drawing session this week ARG! :D Here some pics that I focused on proportion, so thats why they are all standing.

The 75th gesture ive done this year

Holy crap i gotta focus on feet
Im focusing on drawing the same content from different viewing angle, a very awesome aspect of femal anatomy for

02 February 2006, 05:04 PM
Hi depleteD,

# 16 her arm is too short, but #17 is fantastic! The last sketches please me also very well. Really good work.


02 February 2006, 06:49 AM
Ah ty for the feedback Alessa,
I'm doing so much drawing these days to the point thats its affecting my grades in school to iron out my porportion problems, I read so many drawing books but its the prac thats the most help i find. I try to apply the rules but they dont work as good as just takeing my time and looking, measureing. ect. Im starting to take more time, draw slowly, until i get the proportions down, then go back to my gestures.

Well heres the new line up

02 February 2006, 06:57 AM



02 February 2006, 07:01 AM
82 This is a wip, i dont wanna be going into the odwf with cold feet 6 hours on this guy gonna finish this then move to the satyre that doesnt wanna get it on with the 7!! nymphos.

and 83

and 84 noticed i focused more on the outlines on this, but I WAS thinking of volumes i swearz it.

02 February 2006, 07:12 AM

Great to see your studies! :thumbsup:

I think you might really like the book:

The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing: A Contemporary Perspective on the Classical Tradition (Paperback) (
by Anthony Ryder

Cheers, :)


02 February 2006, 08:05 AM
Ah ty rebecca :) I'm always down for info on how to improve my skillz. Kind of getting discouraged i dont seem to be progressing to fast. I will check this out asap.

02 February 2006, 08:06 AM
hey andy, those are fantastic! especially the colored ones of the females during your progression stages there. one of my all time hinderences is thinking up believable poses which you seem to get quite naturally


02 February 2006, 08:12 AM

I think you will like that book a lot! :) In it, he describes a method of blocking that makes drawing figures much simpler in terms of the basic lay~in. It's a fast, easy read, with lots of lovely pictures. :)

Cheers, :)


03 March 2006, 09:39 PM
If you haven't already, you should totally join the Challenge!

Cheers, :)


03 March 2006, 09:17 AM
Man its been a long time, been soo busy to even update.
Yea rebecca thx for the heads up, when shcool ends i might go hardcore and make something. We will see :D.

Just got a portfolio, man best thing ever. The word needs to be spread about that.

Ah time for updates.

03 March 2006, 09:19 AM
A quick concept done while watching full metal panic :D

and a prac for the new ofdw. Im outta shape ug. Trying to get a pic done for concept art entry.

04 April 2006, 06:33 AM
Ah a lil update.
ISOme odw prac and a fun one dun from refrence from a photographer over at

My art lacks emotion so I'm studyiong that now. I focus too much on technical. Bleh

I had so much fun doing this

04 April 2006, 07:36 AM
1.5 hours. Just wanted to focus on my masses.
ref image from flickr
Man i have so many exams that i have to study for but its like..... paaaaaaaaaaaaaint

Not finished to the point I would have liked. Trying to work with biggest brush possible

04 April 2006, 02:38 PM
Hey Andrew,

I really like your last piece a lot ~ the loose way you've done the background is really nice. I think in some ways you might benefit from departing a bit from a more linear to a more blocky / values / mass oriented style such as you are exploring in this last piece ~ it seems to be working really well for you. :)



04 April 2006, 09:22 PM
Ah ty as usual Rebecca, I am planning to do that for the next couple images :)

04 April 2006, 10:38 PM
Todays Warm up
Credit to this guy

04 April 2006, 04:35 AM
Hey, nice start Andrew! Work it!

Cheers, :)


04 April 2006, 10:00 PM
Nother warm up,
Concept for characters clothing in my journey begins challenge

04 April 2006, 02:34 AM
Hmm, her face seems a bit animeish ~ are you going for a more cartoonish look? Her right forearm seems small and her left arm long and thin. Perhaps reworking the basic gesture of the figure might help. :)



04 April 2006, 04:02 AM
Ah thx for the tips rebecca, Im really trying to learn the basics. That one was kinda rareity these days, dont do too much figure stuff from my day tho :D

I still gotta finish that ODW gah!! so much on my plate

And updates done, over 125 gestures now.

04 April 2006, 12:39 AM

There is something about this one that I really like:
Might be nice to see you continue to work on this...have you by chance seen this thread in WIP 2D?

watermiss - c&c please (

Some great stuff there, which your piece reminds me of! :)

Looking forward to seeing you continue on the OFDW piece as well!

Cheers, :)


05 May 2006, 06:24 AM
Thanks alot rebecca,

yea i did see that thread, so amazing, as for that picture i dont think im gonan continue it, it was just a quick sketch. :( maybe ill polish it up a little bit tho, blend and airbrush for a hour or 2.

I dont think ill be doing the odwf, im trying to put together a demoreel for a job.

Well here is some updates.

mmm my armpit smells soooo fresh......

trying to study the same thing from diff angles

05 May 2006, 06:26 AM
mo scribbles

05 May 2006, 06:28 AM
and some concept art to top it off.
im gonna develop on of these characters to a more refined 2d concept then a 3D model.I think its gonna be the top right.

05 May 2006, 02:58 PM

Hello Deplete, this really liked me, amazing work here.

05 May 2006, 03:37 PM

Great to see more of your work. :) I really like the way you are starting to construct figures such as this:
Good luck with your demo reel! :) If your concept sketches are to be part of your portfolio, I would recommend painting out the background smudges and making everything as clean as possible. A lot of it is about presentation, and you don't want to lose points for that. :)

Best of luck, let us know how things go. :)



05 May 2006, 11:34 PM
DigiSol-Thanks man

Rebecca-Thanks again, Im trying to focus on drawing the volumes instead of the edges of the surfaces, I think its working out a bit better but we will see :). Good point on the presentation. I should always keep that in mind.

Well I spent a couple hours on this, Igot the refrence from a site zhu zhu recommeneded.

05 May 2006, 11:53 PM

Coming along nicely! I think that the next step is just to start smoothing / blending / gradually introducing stronger darks and a few key highlights to set everything off.

Looking forward to your update!

Cheers, :)


05 May 2006, 01:08 AM
HI....depleteD // Andrew

Nice progression....looks like all your hard work is paying off....your figures are really shapeing
up nicely...that last one has a really nice feel to it...maybe soften some of the edges a bit, will
add to the beauty....looking forward to seeing more of your works....:thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 05:30 AM
Rebecca-I'm not gonna continue that one, it was just a proportion practise. Thank you for your input though. It is always always appreciated. For my next piece I'm putting more time into it. So there will be much progress that I will take critique on.

Thanks Glen, I'm trying to practise as much as I can. Right now I'm in the pinch of trying to get a job and my 3d skills seem to be in more demand than my abilities to draw. Not thats a bad thing, it just divides my focus.

Well Here is my attempt at a celebrity. Anyguesses on who it is?? :). Shes my third favorite. Came in just behind of air and water, but beat food witch comes in at a distant fourth.

2 different sessions. Doing a deadlayer ontop of my sketch first.
Once I finish the deadlayer I'm gonna cheat and liquify.

Session 2

05 May 2006, 09:29 AM
:) Hi....depleteD // Andrew .....I like that last one...pretty face..GREAT JOB on the smile...:thumbsup:
There is no such thing as cheating....WHATEVER WORKS...and BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY..

05 May 2006, 06:40 PM
Hi Andrew,

I think you start your pieces perhaps with too rough of a brush, I would recommend taming the brushstrokes a bit as they are looking rather disjointed / blocky ~ I think blending a bit more will definitely help your values to read.

Looking forward to an update! :)



06 June 2006, 03:06 PM
Well its tobad I cant update this regularly. Been so busy.

Hey Rebecca, Thanks, Yea I'm doing this deadlayer to practise the values more. Once I fishish this blending I'm going to adjust the contrast of my values see if I can get them as close to real as possible.

Hey Glen, Thanks. This is like my ultra liquify all day till its correct phase. I'm glad its not frowned on. Its like so much easier than repainting I find. :D

Still trying to get the likeness.

06 June 2006, 03:13 PM
And some more progress on the celebrity wip.
I hope to make it exactly like her. So everyone can recognize without hesitation.

06 June 2006, 03:15 PM
And some of my gestures.

06 June 2006, 03:17 PM
150 gestures this year so far.

and a wip from my character thumbnails.

06 June 2006, 07:39 PM
Well, I'm in the transitional period right now, moveing to a new place. Such a pain in the ass.
Still trying to find time to study the figure. :)

06 June 2006, 08:47 PM

Good to see your new work ~ hey, that's great that you've done so many Gestures this year! Do you feel that they have helped you a lot? I would certainly guess that they have. :)

I can't remember if I've suggested it, but one book from which I think you might really benefit is Vilppu's Drawing Manual ( I think the main thing that will help is to break forms down into more basic forms ~ draw pages of boxes, cylinders, spheres, and then try to connect them into basic human shapes. The simpler, the better ~ it's amazing what will 'read' as human form without even knowing the slightest bit about anatomy.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Cheers, :)


06 June 2006, 02:21 AM
Hey rebecca, I think the gestures have helped, im gonna take a look back in a year at my first to see my first.

As for those vilppus, I have his dvds, i gotta redo them tho. They are so amazing. I am faltering from the way of breaking down the shapes.

Unfortunaltley im only gonna be able to do 1 hour a day now with working all day i think.


Heres some more

06 June 2006, 02:22 AM
adding color to Ms. Alba.

06 June 2006, 08:01 PM
Hi Andrew,

Good to see you back. :) When you are using Vilppu's DVDs, do you work digitally or traditionally? I think you might really benefit from doing more traditional studies. I'd love to see more pencil work, that you then perhaps scanned and shaded. :)



06 June 2006, 06:10 PM
Thanks Rebecca, Im almost all digital. So whe I do the Vilppus dvds I do them on my computer and draw on the other monitor. Fortunaltey, My work offers inhouse figure drawing every tuesday. I'm really looking forward to that. We will see how it goes :)

06 June 2006, 10:59 PM
Ah, that sounds great! Looking forward to seeing those sketches as well. :)



07 July 2006, 09:12 PM
Spent A couple hours on this one
trying to get alight gesture

07 July 2006, 04:26 PM
Heya Andrew,

Any updates on this? :) I'd love to see you take a piece through to the end. :D



07 July 2006, 06:19 PM
That last one is great, very solid communication on the foreshortening.

I really like this earlier one (, it's a quick one but the energy in the hair and the 'graphical' aspect looks great.

Grats on the Bioware job, it sounds like a great place. Very cool that they do a weekly live model session -- nothing seems to really replace working from a live model. :)

08 August 2006, 10:59 PM
Damn its been awhile

Hey rebecca,
WIth these pictures i always think to myself, crap i should take this all the way. I never do. I usually do some of these in the evenings then go to bed. I'm working on one that I plan to take the distance right now. Something I can submit to like the expose or something. Like a couple of months on a piece.

thx for the comments man, I'm still learning of course. And your tottaly right nothing replaces live figure drawing. A couple of friends that go to the figure drawing in the evenings got it up going twice a week. I wanna have a contract from Marvel for Ultimate Fantastic Four before I'm 24 so I got a looooooong way to go.

Well time to dump the images :D

O yea, if you guys know of a good refrence site of quality but for men, I'm all ears. I dont wanna be able to just draw women.... Well...I do... but.. gotta keep the skills balanced.


08 August 2006, 11:03 PM

08 August 2006, 11:06 PM

And thats 182 for this year, Im a bit behind schedual but hopefully I can pick it up.

08 August 2006, 11:24 PM
good studies, good use of opposing curves. keep it up, some really nice ones. for example 180. keep working on your line-quality. 182...impressive count!


09 September 2006, 04:24 AM
Aw shizzy, thanks for the feedback cyanid
I'm sick as shit and work is really gearing up.
But heres a some pictures from a while ago.

Thank you Domai

09 September 2006, 05:39 AM


09 September 2006, 05:45 AM
Hey Andrew, :)

I really think that you will learn more about the figure from doing Master Copies than from painting pin-up girls. ;) While pretty, models aren't always the best people to draw. I really hope you can join in the ongoing Workshop, which I think you'd really enjoy:

Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 2 - The Torso (

Cheers, :)


09 September 2006, 08:28 AM
you know what rebecca I'm gonna take you up on that
Im gonna drop a couple this weekend.
Maybe do one in 3d.

Did this while watching lost. The best show ever.
No refrence. just a concepting out of a viod.

09 September 2006, 05:06 AM
1st in a torso study, unfortunatley only had a hour and a half

10 October 2006, 04:32 AM
i really like mikeys sculptures
another quiky for chest study

10 October 2006, 02:08 AM
Hi Andrew, it's really interesting to see your progression through this thread, your work is starting to pay off. The masters thing is definitely a good idea... i hadn't really considerd it until I thought if I were a sculptor, would I rather learn from the Michael Angelos, or the reproduction garden statues that any guy throws out? No contest really! These masters know their stuff about the figure, and colour, and edges. I've not done too many, but I learn so much every time I do. Those last two studies you've done are definitely along the right path... I really like the combination of line and tone in the first one.

10 October 2006, 04:56 PM

nice work!
these last ones really show your hard work is paying off...

cmon now, wanna see more of those torso's :D

10 October 2006, 04:55 AM
Zephyri- Hey man, thanks for the comments, I'm really haveing fun doing these torso studies. I think its helping, i wish i had more time and more skill :P

NR43-Shit man, im glad your noticeing an improvement, I'm gonna keep pluggin. Thanks.


10 October 2006, 03:32 AM
got another one in here
still feelin i gotta work on my values/light

10 October 2006, 10:57 PM

man i keep on seeing this long brown haired dude getting owned in these paintings. Weird shit man. They sure paint him good tho.

2 hours on this guy

10 October 2006, 06:30 AM
just a nother study
man Mad props to rebecca for setting these studys up

10 October 2006, 07:31 AM
Hi depleteD!
Nice torsos! Your proportions are good...It might take a bit more study to get those muscles in the right places, though... Are you following any anatomy book? I like your female nude studies too.. keep going!:thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 10:33 AM

Doing those master copies looks like it is really paying off for you..big time:thumbsup:
That one in frame # 79...WOW....Now that's what it's all about...:applause:
In that one, you lost the outline, and replaced it with air // atmosphere...creates a whole different, and better effect...lets the painting BREATH..:bounce:
Letting the background unite with the figure, has a way of creating a ONENESS in the piece. Edges that disapear also let the viewers imagination roam and explore the unseen...forces or allows them to partake in, and complete the journy AROUND the figure.:)
Really looking forward to seeing more like that one from you...FANTASTIC job there...:thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 12:24 PM
Andrew, these are beautiful studies. I really enjoyed going through your thread and seeing the variety of your sketches and techniques used.


10 October 2006, 05:00 AM
anandpg-Hey man thanks for the comments. Well I dont have an anatomy book. I'm thinking of getting the statue from that cg learning place. That big one with the poster. Then labeling all the muscles every drawing. I do have the goal of memorizing all the msucles and bones.

SpiritDreamer-hey spirit, thanks man, thats something that really caught my eye about that painting. How the foreground and main subject matter melted out of the background. I was like wtf? So once i start doing my own pieces I'm gonna try takeing that technique and applying it to my own. Thanks again.

Cris-Palomino- Thanks glad you had a good time. I really want to get this up to like a billion pages. I have done over 200 studies this year(I belive this is 201 ;) ). My goal is to get to 365. But I'm a bit behind scehdual. I do have a ton of studys on paper I do at works figure studys. So who knows. Maybe I'll make it.

And heres a quickie.

11 November 2006, 07:23 AM
I love Rubens.
So much so...
I make him roll in his grave.

11 November 2006, 08:09 AM
I share your love for Rubens' work
and i think he would be very pleased to see that you, among so many of us, see him as one of the most important examples on how to create artwork that lives...

always a pleasure to drop by your thread depleteD

11 November 2006, 07:24 PM
That was a very nice thing to say. Thank you NR43.

11 November 2006, 06:15 AM
this is gesture no.200
just a quickie

11 November 2006, 06:08 AM
it was pretty hard to do one today.
I hoped back to th ehead thread i didnt do.

11 November 2006, 07:15 AM
Just another quickie

11 November 2006, 07:38 AM
bleeeeeeeeeh :(

11 November 2006, 02:27 PM

Some real progress here, and I actually like that last piece a lot - the black lines are adding an ink like line quality and that's a nice contrast to the rest of the shading. I do think you're using a bit too much white and would suggest limiting it's use to only areas that are of most prominence. Great to see your diligence, and I look forward to seeing more. :)

11 November 2006, 07:24 AM
Yo rebecca!

Thanks alot. Its really nice to hear you are noticeing improvement. I'm never gonna stop practising. Ever :)

your anatomy studys rock!

11 November 2006, 07:25 AM
O yea and plz make the next one hands and feet. Pleeeeeeeeease!

11 November 2006, 07:27 AM
45 mins hooah trying to get to 100 characters

11 November 2006, 04:36 AM
Well I bounced back to the head thread today found a nice carivaggio one.
I really like carivaggio.

11 November 2006, 08:22 AM
lovely light (above one)
it is pleasure to go through your thread..

11 November 2006, 08:31 AM
Hi, Andrew...been following your thread...some very nice studies....keep it up.

Love Caravaggio, too.


11 November 2006, 10:39 AM
Wow... Amazing

11 November 2006, 01:29 PM

LOOKING GOOD,....REAL GOOD....:applause: :thumbsup:

Real pleasure to see your jump in progress,...and so fast...:bounce: .....KEEP GOING...:thumbsup:

11 November 2006, 06:46 AM
sturmkim-thank you very much :)

Cris-Palomino- :) I try to do one a day. Thanks alot.

Lunatic- Hey thanks man. I still got a looong way to go. :)

Glenn-Thanks homeslice, Like I said to Cris, I'm just trying to do at least one a day. I remember ian mccaig saying you notice an improvement every 6 months. Its hard for me to see it, so when I hear others say im improveing it really brings alot of relief.

Thanks everyone.

Heres another,
Couldnt paint it cause my headache was getting really bad. maybe ill paint it tommorow
I just love how carrivaggio puts people in an abyss of black.

11 November 2006, 07:06 AM
bah sry for the lack of effort guys. I'm currently learning how to program :S i shoulda balanced more tonite tho. Just trying to get aleast something.

11 November 2006, 01:15 PM
Hi depleteD!
Awesome progress! love that Caravaggio piece.. keep it up!!:thumbsup:

11 November 2006, 05:30 AM
anandpg-Sup, thanks man. I will keep it up matter of fact! :)

heres 2 for the weekend

11 November 2006, 03:40 AM
the art site was down yesterday i was like WTF and then i just raged. Smashed my monitor through my window, punched holes in the wall, torn down my bookshelves, even drop kicked my coffee table. I was really mad.

But here is another quik head study

11 November 2006, 06:45 AM
lol that's a darn good david being painted digitally without monitor :D

These challenge threads are great aren't they? (Almost) always a subject to study at hand...

I love this as well! really shows what lineweight can do...

11 November 2006, 05:25 AM
hey thx NR43!

Heres another quickie

11 November 2006, 03:46 PM
lol that's a darn good david being painted digitally without monitor :D

These challenge threads are great aren't they? (Almost) always a subject to study at hand...

I love this as well! really shows what lineweight can do...

Oh I know, I love the challenges. I have been doing most of them traditionally but now that I have a digital painting software I am looking forward to more. These are just as good as live labs.

12 December 2006, 05:38 AM
oh tottaly

man i reaaally struggled with this one

12 December 2006, 02:02 PM
I haven't really done hair, but I have heard you just make lots of layers with brushes strokes to each. She looks good though. Keep rendering!

12 December 2006, 09:47 PM
thx aggie, ima do lindas hair tutorial soon

12 December 2006, 06:05 AM
been workin my other thread :P

now im back in action

12 December 2006, 08:09 AM
kerplow quick sketch should done my internship report that was due last monday.

01 January 2007, 12:03 AM

So this is jsut some random things while I chilled out and shit. Watched heroes and did some character studys.

O wait here is another one

No refrence for tihs one

01 January 2007, 12:58 AM
Hey! I love how you make those paintings and sculptures look so modern :) They look somehow up to date LOL [must be the hair and the eyes!]

Keep going - really nice brushstrokes!

02 February 2007, 05:32 AM
This is a WIP gonna take it to a full illustration

Her nemesis that i painted earlier

02 February 2007, 05:35 AM

100 characters this is the picture that shoulda been on last thread keep it real yea blah

02 February 2007, 06:35 AM
Another quickie, I really liked doing this one, i tottaly dig the aincient roman armor. that shit is dope

02 February 2007, 11:47 AM

Your work is getting consistantly better....looks like learning from the past is really paying off big time for you..:thumbsup:
Michelangelo designed that armor that Lorenzo is wearing in that last post of yours, from his imagination, might take a look at some of DaVinci's armor designs,..helmets ect....some really wild ideas..:scream:
I was thinking that it would be great if you took some of the demon faces from Michelangelo's last judgement fresco,.. and put them onto the front of a breast plate ..or maybe fashion them into a helmet, the DaVinci fashion..would be a great way to design something new, from something old, and make it your own, for one of your own visions...just a thought.:)
I also really like the hair in the top picture in post #114 above,..has a really nice sheen to it..don't lose that brush, makes the hair look real..:thumbsup:
GREAT seeing your hard work paying off, and getting such fine results. Can't wait to see more..:thumbsup:

02 February 2007, 06:45 AM
Hey Glenn,

Man that is really good to hear. I have kinda been absent from the drawin scene latley due to work another fx project.

Mike was the best. That is a really good idea. I really like looking at the old stuff and trying to put it into a present or future context.

Yea that brush is one of lunatiques brushes. I just got Painter X today and fooled around with it. I'm hopeing robert chang posts an updated brush pack.

Fun with the real bristle system. Kinda hard to get used to but I really really enjoyed folling around with it today.

03 March 2007, 08:38 PM
Man, I really love your stuff! Great! I just picked up drawing, and struggling :) Can you please tell a bit about how did you get to this level - the steps you went through, learning material, etc! Thanks!

03 March 2007, 09:37 AM
Glacierise-Thanks dude! I hit your pm.

Its been a while since I drew steadily last. I drew a couple times but they were so horrible i couldn't post them. So heres number 5 and 6 after I started up again.

03 March 2007, 09:52 AM
Hah, quite high for a 'horrible' level :) You are an inspiration, man.

03 March 2007, 02:13 PM
Really liking that last one - would love to see more at this level of finish. :)

03 March 2007, 03:39 PM
Ouu I really like that last one too, the black one with just the girl's face showing. Nice job :)

03 March 2007, 03:57 AM
Hey guys,

Glacierise-you are too kind

Rebeccak- I hope i get faster, im so limited on time so I try and do these in an hour or 2 :( one day tho! on my holidays....Painting all damn day. images/icons/icon10.gif

Roja- Ty! i really like surfing flickr, some of the photographers are so talented at captureing a moment of emotion, its truely amazing. I hope to convey as much emotion in my art one day.

Speaking of flickr... took this guy from there, i liked this picture, he looks content and tired from doing what he enjoys all day.

03 March 2007, 06:41 AM

at first I thought it was funny but then I realized how nice the subtil the values are in the face, even though it looks like you've painted at a rather high pace... I went more towards "wow"

You've got a wonderful way of putting facial expression down on canvas mate!

03 March 2007, 07:13 AM
nr43- thanks dude, i really like seeing photos that capture a moment of life. This is most likely that a game company has stolen my soul and time, i am only allowed to live work and I must attempt to compensate for my lack of life through my artwork.

Thank you flickr.

I got good news today. I have one week of normal hours before crunch resumes.

03 March 2007, 07:18 AM
You really seem to be hitting your stride, especially with that cowboy much personality and seemingly effortless brushwork, I can see the quantity of practice paying off...great stamina, looking forward to more. :)

03 March 2007, 09:19 AM
Hi depleteD, really love your faces, you convey their expressions so well! Keep it up! :)

03 March 2007, 06:36 PM

You can sell your time, but hang on to your soul/spirit...NOT FOR SALE.:)

I have to agree with Rebecca....your work is really starting to leave behind in it something more than the object of study..SOMTHING OF YOUR SELF'S........SOUL/SPIRIT....:thumbsup:

HANG IN THERE...What did that guy in the movie Jurrasic Park say..


03 March 2007, 07:11 PM
Some wicked work here! Try this (, I can already draw the skeleton from my mind in front, back, and side views, and I am on only lesson 57 of a possible 228! Highly recommendable. Its all free, so nothing to lose really, only time :D

Oh shit dude, I found it while all tutorials were still free on youtube. That sucks. I highly recommend you buy the DVD's. 43 hours worth, 5 disks, $35 (back when I bought them it was only 25, and that was about 3 weeks back).

[that is if you still need them. I saw a post with you saying you couldn't draw the human figure form the mind. But then when I look at the date, that was over a year ago, soooo.... a lot can happen...] Plus looking at this eye teaser thread, I doubt you need them now! :D

03 March 2007, 05:16 AM
Such kind words, thank you all!

Rebecca- Thanks alot, I wouldn't be doing this if u didn't start this forum. Great work!
I'm gonna keep at it, hopefully for the rest of my life. images/icons/icon10.gif


SpiritDreamer-Thanks alot man, yea I'm gonna try to never sell my soul. I will follow what I enjoy. I think its really cool to hear that my style is developing. Ive been searching and searching. SOON IT WILL BE MINE!

Fl3wk-I definatley need to do these. I keep telling myself I'll do them but I never do. Uhg! Thx dude.

Well courtesy of flickr

03 March 2007, 06:48 AM
Hey Buddy!

Great to see some more of your stuff man, you've always been a big reason for me to practice! Hope work is going well and all that, anyway i'll drop you an eamil letter this week! Love the drawings, your skillz are getting wicked. Especially love the cowboy, a lot of character in his face. Proportions are looking better and better all the time, keep it up!


03 March 2007, 06:49 AM

you dude, thx for the big ups guy, work is a bit shady, but im still finding time to squeeze in some practise

keep at it dude, make sure you get hooked on these forums, this provides such a great motivator to excell at what you do.

03 March 2007, 06:32 AM
Just another one, I came accross such a great refrence ( at flickr, I dont quite think I got the expresion.

03 March 2007, 12:56 PM
The shadow on the left of her mouth is not right, if i dare to criticise :) But it's great overall! I love your style man.

03 March 2007, 05:52 AM
hey Glacierise, your right that shadow is messed up, too dark and no reflected shadow. Thanks dude.

Heres my scribble for today, a homeless dude in san fransico.

ty flickr

03 March 2007, 11:05 AM
No 'but's on this one ;) All thumbs up!

03 March 2007, 05:44 AM
Hey Dood:

Man this is sooo off the hook! You have really developed your own style, and that is soo wicked to see. Love the girl above, really captured some personality, good luck with work and keep up the drawings!

03 March 2007, 08:21 AM
Looks fantastic! Do you go at art school?

04 April 2007, 03:46 AM
Thanks alot guys,

xX_eXiGe_Xx- the school I went to only posed as an art school. They told me it was a Fine Art School in New Media. All lies. I mainly just draw what I see and look for resources on traditional education.

Speaking of which, I am starting Riven Pheonixes Drawing course thing. I'm going to tottaly buy the DVDS.

I'm on lesson 11 right now.

04 April 2007, 04:21 AM
Hi Andrew! nice paintings, man.. Love the expressiveness you put in your portrait studies.:thumbsup: especially post 128

04 April 2007, 04:22 AM
hey man your work keeps getting better and better, i especially like that last one, the helmet design

04 April 2007, 01:56 PM

Your work is improving in leaps and bounds...can't get over how much, and how fast it has happened...whatever your doing, it's right, so keep doing it....:thumbsup: .....That homeless guy is GREAT...:applause:
Really looking forward to seeing MORE OF YOUR WORK..:thumbsup:

04 April 2007, 02:50 AM
Thanks everybody!

anandpg- i had a lot of fun on that one, around that time I was definatley trying to paint how I was feeling. A bit of therapy shit.

Talking_Pie- THanks dude!

SpiritDreamer- Hey ! I got so much on the go but im still fighting for the time to draw. I was noticin' when I was painting that I could only paint what I see and I wasn't understanding my subject matter. So now I'm going back to the basics.

THanks again guys.

04 April 2007, 10:34 PM
Hopefully I go the side rules commited to memory

05 May 2007, 12:59 AM
uh just grabed this of art renewal center. I relaly like that site one of my all time favs,

05 May 2007, 10:08 AM
yeah it's nice.

so do you like the DVD's from Riven Phoenix?

05 May 2007, 10:47 PM

I'm in the middle of a move down to California right now so I'm gonna wait to order them

I was touring venice beach while down in cali for an interview, such an awesome place, I came accross a artist who was selling his work. Andre Donzalski, reall cool bad ass art work.
This is inspired by him

05 May 2007, 11:12 PM
The lit edge is great :)

06 June 2007, 01:50 AM
good stuff, nice studies here! good skullstudies and experimenting with shadows/color. I like the variety in your subjects and style.

06 June 2007, 02:52 AM
Thx guys, Ive had some time to piss around. :)

06 June 2007, 04:24 AM
Great energy and movement captured in that one, and a nice (crisp) line in that last side view study. Quite a few pieces show off your ability to capture in a sketchy style, but you can also lay out formal line when you want, nice bredth. Seems like things are coming together great to me :)

06 June 2007, 10:40 PM
Thx Kary!
I recently got a certain brush back, i was haveing alot of troubles with my tablet and corel registering a 6d art pen for the palet knife out of lunatiques brush pack. BUT ITS BACK! :D

06 June 2007, 02:10 AM

Fortnight challenge, this is far as i will prolly go with it. I ahd fun tho,

06 June 2007, 06:18 AM
This was a dsg sketch, but i think it fits here

06 June 2007, 05:09 PM
Dude, looking good man! Keep it up.

06 June 2007, 10:00 AM
Great progress, man! You capture the expression in the faces really well. I also like the gymnast. Keep going!

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